Indian Ocean Coral Reef

Coral Reef Lakshadweep

It’s the real beauty and variety of the flora and fauna under the sea that attracts nature lovers to vacation in the islands of the world. Coral reefs and lagoons shelter the most complex and organized community of living creatures of the sea.It is impossible to forget the sight of the shoals of tiny, colorful fish darting in and out of coral branches or languid anemones. These reefs abound in more than a thousand species of fish and other marine life. One can also spot Sting rays and Manta rays on the shallows of reef flats. These, along with the poisonous stonefish, camouflage themselves so effectively on coral ledges and rocks that they are almost impossible to identify.

Seashells are a constant source of delight for a visitor. The reef flats are almost totally exposed except for shallow tide pools at low tide. A trip to them is immediately rewarding: attached to rocks or stones are the hydroids, sponges, corals and sea anemones. Trapped between the tides, taking shelter under boulders or in shallow pools, are bottom dwelling marine invertebrates like sea stars, sea urchins, sand dollars and sea cucumbers. Everyone loves the sea – be it lazing on the beach, going snorkeling or just lying on a yacht. So come and enjoy the sun kissed waters of these islands.

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